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SkillUp in the News: A Decade of Changing Lives-National Fund’s 10 Years of Impact

A Decade of Changing Lives National Fund’s 10 Years of Impact On November 29, 2017, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions celebrated the more than 30 backbone organizations, 800 local funders, 5,000 employers and almost 100,000 workers that made its decade of impact possible. Because each worker, company and community has their own story about…

SkillUp in the News: Westfield-Southcenter workers get career boost

Westfield-Southcenter workers get career development boost from prestigious National Fund grant SkillUp Washington uses grant funds to launch new industry partnership with Port Jobs, expand economic opportunities for local retail workers. SEATTLE, WA (October 10, 2017) – The National Fund announced this month a $300,000 grant, made possible through support from Walmart Giving, to SkillUp…

Initiatives in the News: Sector Skills Academy Summary Report

The Greater Seattle Sector Academy helped Fellows grow and support sectorial workforce development strategies in the Central Puget Sound region. The model, originally designed by the Aspen Institute, creates a venue for different constituencies (community-based organizations, community colleges, workforce investment boards, government agencies, labor-management groups, etc.) to learn about and pool their talents and resources…

Initiatives in the News: SkillUp Washington’s Healthcare Learning Consortium Report

Entry-level health care jobs play a vital role in the lives of health care consumers, the health care workforce and economy.  These jobs offer fulfilling careers, and are gateways to next step careers for many.  There are numerous opportunities to partner between employers, educators and community-based organizations working to advance the skills and career aspirations…

Initiatives in the News: Generation Work Young Adult Interviews

 SkillUp Washington was a awarded a one-year Generation Work planning grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.  Generation Work is a multi-site, national initiative focused on connecting young adults, ages 18-29, to good jobs and career pathways. To initiate this practice and approach, during the 2016 planning year, thirty-two young adults were interviewed by SkillUp…